14-year old boy investigated for shooting bullets at Thai king, discharged after two weeks.


A couple of weeks ago, a 14-year old German boy was arrested and investigated for an attempt to assassinate the Thai king Vajiralongkorn. After thorough investigation, on Wednesday 21 June 2017, the case was dismissed as it was said that it was too light to find a legal evidence or back up for it.

The boy was suspected of shooting plastic bullets with his toy gun at king Vajiralongkorn of Thailand.

According to Reuters News Agency, the incident happened when the king was cycling near Munich. The suspected teen fired with his toy gun from a garden or window of a house to group of cyclists that unfortunately included King Vajiralongkorn and his entourage.

The prosecutor clarified, “A toy pistol, a soft air pistol, was used. First it was fired at a group of cyclists, one of whom was the King of Thailand. Neither the King nor any of his entourage was hurt.”

It was further reported that more shots were allegedly fired at the king’s car in the small, historical town of Erding, 22 miles away from Munich.

However, it is not clear that who withdrew the case – either police or the Royal House.

News Agencies stated that the representatives of Thai embassy in Berlin were not available for comment as well as they didn’t get any response from Bangkok too.


Correspondent: Syeda Faiza Bukhari

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